When I was a ministerial student we were introduced to the Gospel in Solentiname - a Latin American peasant reading of scripture. Today as I was playing 'pick the hymns' for our harvest service (in two weeks time) I found one or two items of Nicaraguan origin, one from the 'Misa Popular Nicaraguenese'. When I Googled that, I found something else, La Misa Campesina - the Peasant Mass, also from Nicaragua and released as a recording in 1979.
Here is the Credo, as reproduced on that fount of all dodgy references, Wikipedia:
- I believe in you, comrade,
- Christ man, Christ worker,
- victor over death.
- With your great sacrifice
- you made new people
- for liberation.
- You are risen
- in every arm outstretched
- to defend the people
- against the exploitation of rulers;
- you are alive and present in the hut,
- in the factory, in the school.
- I believe in your ceaseless struggle,
- I believe in your resurrection
And here is the Gloria. It is very much of its time, but still worth a listen.